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David Skinner
GDA Scholarship

The David Skinner/Georgia Development Authority College Scholarship Application

If you are printing your application, please return the completed application by the first Monday in May to:

Georgia Development Authority
1890 Hwy 138
Monroe, GA 30655

Click here for the Printable PDF version

Or fill out the online application below and submit it.

Please read carefully before completing the application.

Sponsor: Georgia Development Authority


  • To recognize and assist deserving and outstanding young people who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture or a related field.
  • To promote leadership development within the agricultural sector.
  • To encourage students to appreciate the values and opportunities of rural life.

Award: Scholarships in the amount of $2,400.00 will be awarded annually to students enrolled in the study of Agriculture or an Agriculture-related field.


  • The applicant must be a high school senior or not beyond the freshman year in college.
  • The applicant must have successfully passed their high school academic requirements and have college entrance exam scores qualifying their admission to an accredited Georgia College.
  • Applicant must be a Georgia resident and live in a rural county.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree directly related to agriculture.


  • All portions of the application must be filled out completely, clearly, and honestly. All requested items must accompany the application. Any omission or misrepresentation will result in disqualification.
  • Each applicant must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation: 1) County Extension agent or Vocational Teacher. 2) High School or College Teacher. 3) Community Leader (other than a family member).

Also, provide:

  • Official form showing College Entrance Exam scores.
  • High school transcript.
  • Copy of SAR or copy of parents’ tax return (current year).
  • Formal high school photo.

Online Form Application

You can complete the online form here.

Please fill this out completely including the documents needed for uploading.